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Museu d'Història de la Ciutat (Museum of the History of the City)

Museu d'Història de la Ciutat (Museum of the History of the City) Review

This fascinating museum just off the Plaça del Rei traces Barcelona's evolution from its first Iberian settlement through its Roman and Visigothic times and beyond. Antiquity is the focus here: Romans took the city during the Punic Wars, and the striking underground remains of their Colonia Favencia Julia Augusta Paterna Barcino (Favored Colony of the Father Julius Augustus Barcino), through which you can roam on metal walkways, are the museum's main treasure. Archaeological finds include Roman houses, parts of walls and fluted columns as well as recovered busts and vases. The visit includes tours of treasures around Plaça del Rei including the Palau Reial Major, the splendid Saló del Tinell, and the chapel of Santa Àgata.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Palau Padellàs, Carrer del Veguer 2, Barri Gòtic, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002 | Map It
  • Phone: 93/256–2122
  • Cost: €7 (includes admission to Monestir de Pedralbes, Centre d'Interpretació del Park Güell, Centre d'Interpretació del Call, Centre d'Interpretació Històrica, Refugi 307, and Museu-Casa Verdaguer). Free with the Barcelona Card, and Sun. after 3 pm
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10–7, Sun. 10–8
  • Website:
  • Metro Catalunya, Liceu, Jaume I.
  • Location: The Barri Gòtic
Updated: 03-10-2014

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